Eye For Film >> Movies >> Matanza (2005) Film Review
Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
Matanza means "slaughter" in Spanish and this fascinating documentary from Mallorca shows how it's done.
Pig killings are a part of life for lifestock owners there and here a narrator talks us through the process - from the cutting of the pig's throat to the preparation and eating of the meat.
"Nothing is wasted," says narrator Mateo - and he's right, with everything, including the small intestine and skin being used. As a snapshot of a culture, Helen Graham's film is an interesting one - though a word or two more on what the slaughter means to each family and community would have added to the overall effect.
Educative and compelling - but it might well put you off sausages for life.Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2006